Key facts

1962 Skoda Octavia 985 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4064 mm
How heavy?
920 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1089 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
43.6 PS / 43 bhp / 32.1 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
69 Nm / 51 / 7 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
126 km/h, 78 mph


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1962 Skoda Octavia technical specifications


The Skoda Octavia is a 2 door saloon (sedan) style road car with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The Skoda Octavia is one of the 985 model family from Skoda.
The Skoda Octavia's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.1 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 43 bhp (43.6 PS/32.1 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 69 N·m (51 lb·ft/7 kgm) at 2800 rpm.
A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Its stated kerb weight is 920 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 126 km/h or 78 mph.
1962 Skoda Octavia data
1962 Skoda Octavia 985 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1210 47.6
Track/tread (rear) 1248 49.1
Length 4064 160
Width 1600 63
Height 1422 56
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 920 kg 2028 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1089 cc
(66.455 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 68 × 75 mm
2.68 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 43.6 PS (43 bhp) (32.1 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 39.5 bhp/litre
0.65 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 69 Nm (51 ft·lb) (7 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 63.36 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 7:1
Fuel system 1 Jikov carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 796.2 kPa (115.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 272.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 126 km/h (78 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 47.39 PS/g
34.85 kW/g
46.74 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 28.69 kg/kW
47.93 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.TL.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.78
general ID45298
Production total
Model code
Model family 985
RAC rating 11.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Skoda Octavia added before December 1995.
Last modified 2016-12-03.

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